Thursday, April 19, 2007

Emergency Vehicles

31 Mar 07
In our hangar we have a brand new ambulance that was delivered to us from Kuwait. However, during the overland trip up from Kuwait the truck that was carrying the ambulance was struck by an improvised explosive device (IED). We were told the driver was killed. The ambulance was damaged extensively and rendered useless. It has been sitting in the hangar for months. Likewise, we have two Iraqi Air Force fire trucks sitting beside the hangar. Both vehicles were flown in and are destined for one of the bases in Baghdad. Unfortunately, they can't find anyone willing to deliver a big red truck with "Iraqi Air Force" stenciled on the side in English. The Iraqis consider it a suicide mission.

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